Hotel Solar Palmeiras
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... into the Lavandaria, the French owner looked up, instantly recognized me, and came and gave me an apologetic hug and explained my pajamas were left in the washer! She had them folded, bagged and waiting for me and repeatedly expressed how sorry she was. What was lost was now found! She indicated she had been very concerned as she didn't know how to reach me and had hoped I'd return to pick them up. An honest mistake and her sincerity was appreciated! Mostly, I was happy to have ...
... palace for a wine tasting. There's quite alot of that going on! Everywhere we go, some tourist office organises a tasting of local brew, mostly port around here.
Of course we have the usual shopping, washing and boat cleaning to do, but it is all much easier when it's carried out in the sun.
But when all is said and done, this is about sailing and we are starting to feel as if we are nearing the Mediterranean. Blue skies, warm winds and a lot of laughter.
... and have a personal tour. This turned out to be a great decision. Our driver took us around areas of Lisbon that we would never have found on our own. In addition, he provided us with information on what we were seeing. About half way through the tour, his tuk-tuk quit working, so Don helped push it to get it started. To thank Don, the driver added extra time to the tour. One of the main pieces of information we learned was how buildings, ...
... our journey up and down the hill. These are mediterranean style windmills and were smaller versions of some that I saw in the Greek Islands. The millers were not working and the sails were not up, but we got a demonstration using an electrical engine. We also spent time in the bakery where the wheat is turned into bread. The dough is mixed in in a giant version of my Kitchen Aid, which has the capacity to handle 40 ...
... loved Cascais and Sintra, both were beautiful and would have probably been nicer places to stay. But, the longer we were in the city, the more it grew on us. Our accommodation in Santa Catarina was fantastic, the room with it's view from the river, the breakfast each morning on the rooftop terrace, and the Miradouro next door with its beautiful view were all so good.
I loved the rattly trams, the little lanes all cobbled with stones, the washing hanging out the windows, ...